Turkey only NATO state that fought Daesh/ISIS: Defense minister

ISTANBUL

Turkey is the only NATO member that has fought in close combat against the Daesh/ISIS terror group, the country’s national defense minister said on Friday.

“Turkey is the NATO country that has shouldered the greatest burden to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people, and the Turkish Armed Forces is the only NATO army that has fought in close combat against Daesh/ISIS,” Hulusi Akar said at the opening ceremony of the NATO Maritime Security Centre of...